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fabric architecture

The Sun Park Tennis Club indoor facility was constructed using a pressurized air structure made from a reinforced architectural fabric. Air quality concerns lead the owner to choose a self-cleaning, high end architectural fabric manufactured by Seaman Corporation. This fabric has a heavy polyester base fabric coated with a UV stable coating, top finished with a Flouropolymer film allowing for self-cleaning when it rains. The film is the key to both cleanability and longevity, while the rugged base fabric and coating provide the strength and mechanical properties necessary for building design.

The summer home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Verizon Amphitheatre, needed a high-performance, weather-resistance membrane with aesthetic appeal for this unique tension structure. Shelter Rite architectural fabric covers the steel frame and provides the weather-resistant features of the structure. The membrane is a heavy reinforced polyester fabric coated with a weather and sunlight-resistant compound. The compound itself has slight translucent features that allow the facility a wide range of options in lighting and overall facility appearance.

Needing to expand its facilities, Northstar Church in Knoxville, Tennessee chose to build an architectural frame structure. Northstar selected Shelter Rite fabric by Seaman Corporation for its favorable construction value, low maintenance requirements, longevity and positive aesthetic appeal. The fluoropolymer top finish also provides maximum life, minimum maintenance and sets the industry

standard for long-term color retention.

Shelter Rite provided the strength and flexibility needed for the construction of the Nautica Stage, while providing a high tolerance for the excessive winds and snow common to this locale. Additionally, a Bright White fluoropolymer finish was applied to the top of the architectural fabric, making it virtually self-cleaning and resistant to the deteriorating effects of UV rays. In the end, more than 74,000 square feet of fabric was used for this custom designed tension fabric structure.

Located in Lockport, Illinois, the Bo Jackson's Elite Sport facility selected Shelter Rite architectural fabric to protect its 88,000 square foot dome. Housing two major league sized infields, 12 batting cages, and a multipurpose training field, the self-cleaning, Flouropolymer top finish of Shelter Rite provides long term aesthetics while withstanding the constantly changing weather of the Chicago area.

At 601 feet long, 290 feet wide, and 87.5 feet tall, the Alaska Dome in Anchorage needed an architectural fabric that could endure the harsh weather conditions of Alaska. One of the largest structures of its kind in North America, the Alaska Dome trusted Shelter Rite architectural fabric by Seaman Corporation to provide a consistent training environment, and to protect its 400m indoor track surrounding the 113,000 square foot turf field used by local athletes year-round.

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